Dolores M. Ebener


July 30, 1924 - July 16, 2012

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Dolores M. (Gleich) Ebener, 87, of Peru, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at the First Congregational Church in Peru with Rev. David Heidemann, pastor officiating. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Mrs. Ebener was born on July 30, 1924 in Peru to Herman and Kathryn (Spieler) Gleich. She married Lewis Ebener on January 16, 1944 at the First Congregation Church in Peru. Dolores and her husband owned Ebenerís Grocery Store in Peru from 1953-1971. She was a seamstress and worked at the Tri-City Frock Shoppe in LaSalle for 32 years retiring in 2008. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Peru.

She is survived by her husband Lewis of Peru; 4 children, Dale (Sharon) Ebener of Minooka, Michael Ebener of Glendale Heights, Jeffrey (Marsha) Ebener of East Peoria, and Luanne (Wayne) Viola of Joliet; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters with another great-grandchild due in January.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Loretta; and one granddaughter in infancy.

Pallbearers will be Ben Ebener, Ryan Ebener, Wayne Viola, John Ebener, Dan Ebener, and Joe Hallquist.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.